Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Review: Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh

Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she's poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park's tradition of stamping mail with the city's romantic postmark. When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn't come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail's new landlord, and he's threatening to end her lease to expand his practice. As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail's doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?

Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2015 by Tyndale House Publishers

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Tyndale via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is January 1st, 2015.

I found this story to be cute.  Taking place in a town where the entire existence revolves around love and epic love stories you have a main character who doesn't believe in love.  She has her reasons as she had seen it fail on more than one occasion.

Enter a handsome doctor who is threatening to take away everything she has ever wanted and a group of meddling ladies you have a mixture of both drama and humour.  Although you knew exactly what was going to happen it was fun watching it play out.

The romance aspect of this story was very clean.  Those who like their story steamy will have to look elsewhere.  Instead you see two people falling in love and fighting that feeling as they try to come to grips with the demons in their past.  There is some mention of God and praying so I feel it is only fair to forewarn in the event that it may not be your thing.

Overall this was a cute and easy read for me.  I like reading about small towns and the quirks of this one just added to the story.

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